opening doors to the past
Poudre Landmarks Foundation's annual Historic Homes Tour in Fort Collins has been held on the second Saturday of September each year since 1985. Tour guests visit historic homes and businesses located in downtown Fort Collins. Tickets go on sale about a month before the event and are available online at poudrelandmarks.org and at several local businesses. Proceeds from ticket sales go toward the nonprofit Poudre Landmarks Foundation's mission to preserve, restore, protect, and interpret the architectural and cultural heritage of the Fort Collins area.
The mission of the Poudre Landmarks Foundation is to preserve, restore, protect, and interpret the architectural and cultural heritage of the Fort Collins area. PLF manages two historic properties: The 1879 Avery House and the 1883 Water Works.
Help us achieve our vision: a community that understands, appreciates, and values its past.
Join us at the Avery House for docent-led tours to learn about this historic home and the family who lived in it. In 1879, Franklin Avery and his wife Sara built a family home on the corner of Mountain Avenue and Meldrum Street and raised their children, Edgar, Ethel, and Louise, there.
Tour the Avery House, decorated in Victorian holiday style. Expert volunteer docents guide you through the home, telling the story of early life in Fort Collins and teaching about restored & preserved historic artifacts and architecture.
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